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TSK File Extension

Pocket PC Skin

What is TSK file?

TSK filename suffix is mostly used for Pocket PC Skin files. TSK files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. TSK file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1305 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling TSK files is ActiveSync, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. ActiveSync software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about TSK files or the ActiveSync software program.

Programs which support TSK file extension

Programs that can handle TSK files are as follows. Files with TSK extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support TSK file

How to open file with TSK extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening TSK files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with TSK extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the ActiveSync

Install software to open TSK file Problems with opening and working with TSK files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with TSK files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select ActiveSync or one of the recommended programs (for example, ZipZag) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support TSK files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ActiveSync website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update ActiveSync to the latest version

Update software that support file extension TSKIf you already have ActiveSync installed on your systems and TSK files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why TSK files are not compatible with ActiveSync. The most recent version of ActiveSync is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign ActiveSync to TSK files

If you have the latest version of ActiveSync installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage TSK on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with TSK file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the TSK file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ActiveSync installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open TSK files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with TSK file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with TSK extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select ActiveSync and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with TSK extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the TSK file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the TSK file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check TSK file for viruses
1. Check the TSK file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the TSK is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the TSK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the TSK file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with TSK extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open ActiveSync

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with TSK extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Pocket PC Skin file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with TSK files affecting older versions of given software.

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